Community Knowledge Worker (CKW) initiative

by Grameen Foundation

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Community Knowledge Worker (CKW) initiative

Community Knowledge Worker (CKW) initiative
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Aloe helped Caroline save her chickens

Aloe helped Caroline save her chickens
Caroline Chelangat shows a leaf from one of the aloe plants that her Grameen Foundation Community Knowledge Worker told her would help save her chickens -- and preserve a vital food source for her family. (view small | med | large | orig)

Caroline's CKW neighbor helped save her flock

Caroline's CKW neighbor helped save her flock
Caroline Chelangat sits with three of her four children, and her neighbor Tabitha Salimo, a Grameen Foundation Community Knowledge Worker, who was able to use a smartphone connected to a specially designed database to find an inexpensive cure for the disease that was killing Caroline's chickens. (view small | med | large | orig)

A yellow shirt and a friendly smile

A yellow shirt and a friendly smile
Because women run many of the rural farms in the developing world, Grameen Foundation makes a special effort to recruit women as Community Knowledge Workers, or CKWs. Being a CKW enables these women to help poor farmers like themselves, while increasing their income through the services they provide, such as charging cell phones with the portable batteries they carry. (view small | med | large | orig)

Farmers helping farmers

Farmers helping farmers
CKWs are poor farmers who are elected by their peers to be information resources in their communities. The CKWs take a tiny loan to get a smartphone, which they then use to connect to a special database created by Grameen Foundation, enabling them to help other farmers with information about weather, agricultural best practices and accurate market prices. By working with poor farmers directly in the community, Grameen Foundation is helping to solve the "last mile" obstacle that frustrates so many government and aid organizations. (view small | med | large | orig)

Beatrice's farm is more successful because of you!

Beatrice's farm is more successful because of you!
Photo from Progress Report 'Thanks to You, Beatrice Earns More from Her Farm' (view small | med | large | orig)

Thank you for helping Beatrice and her 6 children!

Thank you for helping Beatrice and her 6 children!
Photo from Progress Report 'Thanks to You, Beatrice Earns More from Her Farm' (view small | med | large | orig)

Esther's Farm now produces twice as much milk!

Esther's Farm now produces twice as much milk!
Photo from Progress Report 'Thank You for Helping Esther and Her Four Children' (view small | med | large | orig)

Esther with two of her children

Esther with two of her children
Photo from Progress Report 'Thank You for Helping Esther and Her Four Children' (view small | med | large | orig)

Esther and one of her cows

Esther and one of her cows
Photo from Progress Report 'Thank You for Helping Esther and Her Four Children' (view small | med | large | orig)

Organization Information

Grameen Foundation

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.grameenfoundation.org
Project Leader:
Darwin Cruz
Washington, DC United States
$11,116 raised of $15,000 goal
 
196 donations
$3,884 to go
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